Magazine article Screen International

Expendables 3 Tops China Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

Expendables 3 Tops China Box Office

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CHINA BOX OFFICE: Undeterred by piracy, The Expendables 3 grossed $32.84 in its first week at the China box office, knocking Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes into second position.

Opening on September 1, Lionsgate and Millennium's aging action hero sequel drew 6.3 million admissions during its first seven days. Beijing-based Le Vision Pictures backed the movie and worked on its local marketing with official importer China Film Group.

Meanwhile, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes grossed $27.02m and pulled in 4.5 million admissions over the same time frame (Sep 1-7). Fox's Apes sequel has now grossed a muscular $74.33m after ten days on release.

But Always, a New York-set romantic drama, came in third with $7.05m from 1.4 million admissions. Starring Nicholas Tse and Gao Yuanyuan, the film was co-produced by Hong Kong's Emperor Motion Pictures and China's Wanda Media and Dadi Media. …

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